Position : Step Down Nurse
Studying patients' charts, medication regimens, and test results upon admittance to the progressive care unit.
Tracking routine vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry measurements.
Interpreting measurements from specialized medical equipment.
Monitoring and administering prescribed medication, as well as performing titration of drug doses.
Performing diagnostic assessments on changes in measurements, as well as designated interventions.
Reporting deteriorating conditions to healthcare specialists and following intervention instructions.
Updating and maintaining ward charts, patient files, and medical records.
Overseeing Progressive Care Unit nursing assistants and support staff.
Equipment commonly used on this unit is Alaris Pump, EPIC, Kangaroo Pump, PCA & Epidurals, TR/Radial Bands, NGs, Chest Tubes, High Flow 02, Restraints, Midline and Central lines.
Explaining treatments and procedures to patients and their families, as well as answering questions.